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ICT Application Specialist Apprenticeship at City College Plymouth

Course description

This apprenticeship programme is designed for new entrants in both traditional and emerging job roles where apprentices will be working with IT systems and software, such as:-

  • Office/Business Administration
  • Accounts departments
  • Publishing or multimedia
  • Sales and Marketing departments
  • Education and training
  • iHub Clerk
  • IT/Web Technology Officer
  • ICT Technician
  • IT Support
  • IT Change Assistant
  • IT Clerk

The framework offers a wide range of optional units that the Apprentice can study to match their particular organisational and job role requirements. The framework is suitable for those whose main job role is to use IT applications in support of colleagues or customers in any sector or industry.

Apprentice will gain competence, skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communication and productivity tools and software applications. This includes the creation and amendment of many types of formatted information including documents, diagrams, spreadsheets and presentations. It also includes maintaining simple websites, using the internet to find and exchange information and using social media to disseminate information.

Course content

Level 2

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills
  • Functional Skills Maths level 1, English Level 1, ICT 2
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities
  • PLTS - Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. Independent enquiry, creative thinking, reflective learning, team working, self management and effective participation.

Entry requirements

There are no specific qualifications required for entry on to the apprenticeship framework. 


Yes, however the majority of your work will be evidenced through continuous assessment both on and off the job to record practical skills and knowledge. You may also need to complete functional skills to give recognition for your Maths, English and IT skills (support sessions are available if you need to refresh your learning in these areas). 

Future opportunities

Upon completion, you may wish to progress to the Level 3 ICT Application Specialist Apprenticeship. Alternatively, you may benefit from enhanced career opportunities within the sector. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Plymouth directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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